Phish On ‘Fallon’ Will Rock Boomers And Hippies Alike

by | March 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM | Late Night, TV News

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio  (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Satisfying both 20-to-30-something hippies and the boomers who birthed them, jam band Phish will cover a song from The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St.” on the May 13 episode of ‘Jimmy Fallon‘ as part of a weeklong Stones celebration on ‘Late Night.’

As a self-proclaimed “huge” Rolling Stones fan, Fallon is launching the week’s worth of tributes and performances in support of the re-release of “Exile on Main St.” and the Stones’ upcoming documentary Stones in Exile, while Phish is likely capitalizing on the opportunity to promote awareness of their summer tour. (Not that the band’s impassioned followers need a reminder.)

Fallon expressed his excitement for Stones week on  last night’s episode, which was succeeded by additional testimonials today via NBC press release:

The Rolling Stones: “We’re very excited that ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is devoting a special week to ‘Exile on Main Street’ with our new documentary ‘Stones In Exile’ premiering for the first time ever in the U.S. on Friday.”

Lorne Michaels: “Exile on Main Street was a defining album from the Rolling Stones. Its influence has only grown in the years since. This is an opportunity to devote a week of television in appreciation of that seminal work.”

Here’s to hoping Fallon invites the band to do this: